Dust Control

Suppress the dust on roads in your area.

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One frustrating aspect of rural living is the dust that is often produced by traffic on gravel roads. The Transportation department offers help in abating commonly-occurring road dust that can be a safety hazard as well as a nuisance for rural residents.
THE APPLICATION WINDOW FOR THE 2022 DUST SUPPRESSION PROGRAM CLOSES APRIL 30, 2022. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

The Dust Control Program allows residents to apply for dust control on rural roads in front of residences. Dust control involves the application of a calcium chloride agent to gravel roads that cause particles to stick together into larger chunks that do not spread so easily via wind or vehicle.

The MD's Dust Control Program typically begins in May and is completed by end of June, weather and road conditions permitting.

2022 Dust Control Program

The application of dust control agents shall be carried out by the MD of Lesser Slave River at no charge on municipal roads as follows:

Major intersections and hazardous school bus stops due to poor alignments, hamlets, extensive residential developed areas, cemeteries, industrial parks, and residences located within 100 metres of local roads on which traffic flows in excess of 150 vehicles daily.

In addition to these roadways, the MD allows residents to apply for dust control on rural roads in front of their residences for a nominal fee. The program typically begins in May and is completed by end of June — weather and road conditions permitting.

Upon review of the Dust Control Program, it was found that fees had remained unchanged since 1997, while related product and application costs had increased steadily and substantially. Accordingly, Council has moved to increase program fees to cover associated costs. As of March 1, 2022, the new rate will be $350.00 per 100 meters of roadway, and $3.50 per additional meter.

Dust control agents are normally applied after the lifting of spring road bans, and as equipment and materials become available. Applications are available at the MD office in Slave Lake, sub-office in Flatbush, and downloadable under Dust Control Resources below.

Please note that Dust Control Program applications must be submitted by Saturday April 30, 2022, for inclusion in this year’s program. Late applications will not be accepted.

For further information, please contact the Transportation Coordinator at 780.849.4888.

Contact Information


Shari Spencer
Transportation Coordinator

Email shari.spencer (@) mdlsr.ca
Phone 780.849.4888
Toll-Free 1.866.449.4888
Fax 780.849.4939

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